Discuss: New male nurse and nursing student forums

  1. 0 Please use this thread to discuss the following announcement:
    Quote from brian
    This idea of a forum specific to male nurses issues has been requested several times over the years. After careful consideration, we have decided to go ahead and open the forum for men to discuss issues that are specific to them in the feild of nursing.
    The objective of this forum to allow males in nursing a place to discuss topics that are specific to males. Please keep the forum on topic, professional, clean, and non-sexist in nature. Let's all post with respect to others and make this forum a success!

    Links to the new forums:
    Male Nursing Forum
    Male Nursing Student Forum

    Please feel free to start posting new threads to kick off the new forums.
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    About Brian, ADN

    Brian has '18+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele'. From 'Minnesota'; Joined Mar '98; Posts: 15,283; Likes: 16,199.

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  4. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    Thanks Brian. It will be interesting to see how it goes.

    I'll ask before someone else does.

    Is there going to be a "Female Nurses Forum"?
  5. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    Good luck guys - can we take a peek occasionally?
  6. Visit  Brian profile page
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    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    Is there going to be a "Female Nurses Forum"?
    I knew that would be asked

    Well in the past several years, I have never had a request for a female forum, but we have had at least 40 or 50 request for a male nursing forum. I am not opposed to having a female forum at all, I just don't think that there is much demand for it? But maybe now there will be interest for one??

    I don't think that this needs to be a divisise thing or looked at in the eyes of dividing the nursing community, I think that with all the request by male nurses for this forum, there must be issues that, as the minority sex in the field of nursing, feel they would like to discuss?? So, if the forum remains professional and on topic, I can only see positive things coming from having an open forum where men can voice their comments. Just my
    Last edit by brian on Feb 21, '05
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    Quote from traumaRUs
    Good luck guys - can we take a peek occasionally?
    Of course you can peek, this is not a male only forum, just the topics discussed should be on topic of issues of men in nursing I really don't care who post comments in the forum, male or female, as long as they are on topic and not against the Terms of Service.
  8. Visit  DidiRN profile page
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    I think it's a great idea for the guys! I might have to go take a peek too on occasion.


    Quote from brian
    Of course you can peek, this is not a male only forum, just the topics discussed should be on topic of issues of men in nursing I really don't care who post comments in the forum, male or female, as long as they are on topic and not against the Terms of Service.
  9. Visit  katie12345 profile page
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    I think it's a great idea to have male nurses. I don't think nursing should be a sexist thing. The only thing that does bother me about guys becoming nurses is that I've heard that some schools will actually choose guys before girls to be excepted into their programs just b/c their are more female nurses and they want more males. Males and females should get an equal chance to be excepted reguardless of gender.
  10. Visit  Owen profile page
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    I don't think any male nurse wants to progress his career based solely on his sex. I want to be seen with the right skills, temperment and care for my patients.
  11. Visit  framps profile page
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    Quote from katie12345
    I think it's a great idea to have male nurses. I don't think nursing should be a sexist thing. The only thing that does bother me about guys becoming nurses is that I've heard that some schools will actually choose guys before girls to be excepted into their programs just b/c their are more female nurses and they want more males. Males and females should get an equal chance to be excepted reguardless of gender.
    Schools should accept students based solely upon their merits. Ushering males in to fill quotas does nothing to improve the quality of nurses in the field. That said, schools do have an obligation to utilize the best evidence as it pertains to gender appropriate practices. There is a growing body of research that demonstrates that males have a different experience in nursing programs than do female students and that this may negatively impact the retention rate of male students. The traditional tailoring of programs toward women fails to address the needs of male students. In addition, the absence of male faculty members in many programs leaves male students without role models in the school setting.
  12. Visit  Nurse Ratched profile page
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    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    I'll ask before someone else does.

    Is there going to be a "Female Nurses Forum"?
    Reminds me of an old peanuts cartoon that had one of the characters commenting on the existence of Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Grandparents Day and the like, but no "Childrens Day." Someone remarked about every day being childrens day.

    And every day on allnurses is an estrogen parade . :chuckle
  13. Visit  Marie_LPN, RN profile page
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    I can only see positive things coming from having an open forum where men can voice their comments.
    A separate forum does not convey this at all to me. It seems one-sided. Perhaps because i do not see nursing or anything for that matter as "female" this or "male" that.

    Flame away, please.
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Feb 22, '05
  14. Visit  jnette profile page
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    Quote from Marie_LPN
    A separate forum does not convey this at all to me. It seems one-sided. Perhaps because i do not see nursing or anything for that matter as "female" this or "male" that.

    Flame away, please.
    ahh, Marie...

    ... I read your post, then noticed your sig line.
  15. Visit  Brian profile page
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    Hi Marie,

    No flames here, just my opinion... There obviously, is a strong interest for men in nursing to discuss issues that may be uniqe to male nurses, what is wrong about bringing these issues in the open and discussing them? Or should men be expected to stifle these issues and emotions and not discuss them???

    Just because some think that men in nursing should not have any issues does not mean that they DO NOT have issues. There are obviously issues that men feel they wish to discuss, or we would not have had so many request for the forum.

    This idea of this forum is not to divide nurses male and female, but rather organize topics being discussed, such as all the specialty forums etc... if we lumped all the forums into one general forum, it would be difficult to find and discuss specific topics.


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